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electrical systems will reduce greenhouse gas and other eagles with the electric indication we'll reduce the substance. here's a couple of pictures of the electrical if i did system and finally here's at the timeline so show you where we're at. it's birth control down in the signal we hope to have it finished in a few years. we're in the environmental process and we expect to have a draft out in the wurnt with a final approved in fall of 2018. we expect to have the project approved. that's a short overview of the project >> thank you very much for the
presentation. >> you're welcome. >> so i think we have one last printer. it's sarah >> good morning commissioners sarah with the t.j. pa i'll give you an overview. i'm sure your falling all familiar with the project building a new transit center downtown. and then phase two of our promise is expending cal train into fourth and king below level of the transit center and also buzz storage are part of phase one. the temporary terminal has been operating successfully including handling a large influx of
people with the bart strike. the preliminary engineering is at a 39 percent operating level and it's on hold pending full funding of this project but it's in the draft recreational transportation plan that's under review by the region now and brown will be in the new start pipeline and right now we're doing supplemental and environmental work to clarify the changes to some of the changes that were requested by high-speed rail. this is a cross section of the transit center two below levels of the ground and then the bus deck level is up to the roof. construction we are in
excavation and below work it's about 70 percent complete actually more than 70 percent. overall we're about 23 construction complete we're been awarded our construction contact next week and we'll move forward the blow grade work is well flaw we we're currently on schedule to begin the operation in the october 2017. and this is the - at any time probably hard to see but this shows color coding the the cross section of the excavation and craig's - the gray is the west side of the project and you work
your way east that's the way it's moving and this is what's been excavated currently. those are some progress photos if you ever come down to our office this is the view from our office building. >> d v e participation we have a d e program but we have a small business program that allows us to place the goals on our contracts and we sent the participation from other agencies. and our construction manager general contractor has a 17 percent s pe goal and they're currently meeting that goal. they're doing that by placing
individual small business goals on each packet. you can see by the numbers over the life of the program those dollars enemies work out for a participation for the life of our program since 2004. those are our prime contractors. we have 48 prime contractor we have 11 businesses and on the majority side is our small businesses and you can see some of the breaks down there. this slide show us our d b e trarths over the fiscal year sins we've gone the program and where we've come in every year and to the 708 we started tracking the awards as well.
some of the highlights in our d b e and f b e programs as i mentioned goals are put up each sub contract programs. there were an example of those set aside. we have some pretty good numbers on some of the contracts. and we're at the prime and we have some other primes and surveyors two >> thank you are there any questions. thank you very much. >> i thank the committee i know that's a lot of time it's important stuff just a reminded of the recap this is approving
abeyance adopting the revised capital projects and that's done and we will come back to you in the fall and those are big project head safety and a bike safety and we've come back in october and back in november. >> thank you for your information. as you said on the webbed for the public there's more details. let's open this up for the public. anyone want to speak? >> ms. jackie sax. >> having been familiar with the the parkway project i've been working on it since 2000 and since the central way since
it's inception i strongly urge you to have those items go forward i want i think i'll bring up some other things but i strongly ask you to consider those items additional takes into account and have all this as i've worked open prop k as well i helped write it i'm being familiar with the sales tax package you should let this all go forward. >> monthly in the public who wants to speak? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. so colleagues can we approve the adoption of the draft the strategic plan >> thank you without objection. >> ms. chang call the next item. >> call for 2 million plus in
prop k fund and advance jerry for the business rapid transit and all statements subject to the schedule an amendment of the transit muni metro program. before mr. fong gives the report this item came up last week and there were some frustrations expressed by the a number of the colleagues on the transportation authority. i totally agree i've been frustrated with the long process as the various bus rapid projects move forward. it's been basically 9 years in many ways and it's moving forward not fast enough. i know that sherry is in the
back as well having have you found b r tshlgss that are completed much more quickly so the frustration is there. and the b r t projects are really critical to the city i'm excited about now a projects that are coming up later. i said there are a new alternative for the b r t that my eliminate the parking situation and there's public outreach in an aggressive campaign that will get people more familiar with the promises. so i'm working with the mta to move the opening date much sovereign on the b r t project and i appreciate the concerns but i'm hoping we can move those
items quickly >> thank you chester with the authority. this item begins on 97 of your packet. it's a request for the fund for the gary project and that conceptual phrase manufacture i have a brief presentation about the remaining work to be done. the gary corridor is one of the busiest project in the city with the 38 limited bus lines. this project focuses on providingors bus riders with faster services and speeding up boarding and better conditions arrest this the the solution of the bus rapid transit as well as
signal improvements to give the buses the green light more of the time and streetscape improvements. this face was initialed in 2008. at that time, using the common industry methods for the cost phase of the project costs we estimated $60 million. we still had some uncertain about the scope and design so we've been requesting installments up to about $4 million. we've been pushing hard and we've made some tangible process as the chair has alluded to.
we've got conceptual xylophones. we've about that conducting sustained outreach a number of workshops and stakeholders meeting and patron surveys to reach out to the mentors in the corridor. as the chair mentioned we have in response to our technical analysis as well as the community input relating to street parking parking and the consolidating of the parking. we have other safety projects that are identified and looking at other ways to inclusive early improvements to the corridor. and finally we've been working to remove additional uncertain about the intersections. we've been doing some
preliminary work in those areas. as for remaining work the project team has all we need in order to complete the environmental impact report slash statement. now the team it is turning its attention to the various environmental technical studies working towards the release of that document and we're preparing for the locally alternatives that would include running the district vs. side returning in one segment. we're updating our funds and we're working towards completing that final environmental document responsive to comments.
the schedule for this remaining work includes focus on the alternatives this fall that would be accompanied by an outreach and working on the technical studies to release a document in the string of 2014 and follow-up with in the winter of 2014 >> yes last week the finance committee considered a related item to use many of the requested funds for the project. we've heard loud and clear not just about the planning phase but the future designing phrase. the authority staff are working with that in mind to finish this phase expeditiously as well as reaching out to the sfmta
including chairman mary to work with the committee to find other ways to expiate and insure timely delivery. back to the funding requests our $2.7 million in prop k funds that would fund xhoument work and the sfmta staff including legal. that concludes my presentation i'm happy to take presentations >> thank you for your slides and presentation. any commits colleagues. anyone from the public who wishes to speak. and a yes. i attended the finance committee last week and i spoke out against it this sort of thing for the simple reason
the buzz transit might sound all good but it is supposed to be rail ready that was grandfathered there is no funding. if you look at this the documents that maria that the executive director gave you regarding the strategic plan for the next 5 years there's no money for gary there's no money for gary light rail project and it's supposed to be light rail ready. and there you go building a space in the union square and there's supposed be space for this on gary boulevard so you've
got to take into account before you do minimal. i also brought up the point that the public works mentioned the only way to alleviate traffic back when prop b was passed quota light rail system but it went no where think about that. people want the light rail. by that's what the people are going for now think about all that >> thank you very much anyone else want to speak. seeing none, public comment closed >> mr. fong can you talk about the potential for light rail on gary. i know there's proposals for the beach that l have been talked about but there's no funding stream but i saw there's funding
for gary light rail and i know the bus system is going to be light rail ready supposedly >> we're going to get ready for the light rail knowing at the moment we don't have the fund in a reasonable amount of time to build the light rail but not discounting in the future that the light rail would be a nice step to get to. but in this way we're trying to get the bus lanes run in the center where we can be converted to light rail in the future when we get the funds >> i know that in discussions with the institute of the transportation policy in new york city and they're saying when looking at the b r ts whether they're in beijing or
columbia or in mexico city their achieve you much of the same of the light rail at a fraction of the costs. that's why within the prop k funds there's a significant focus and enlighteny focus where the east bay are looking at the and san francisco, california be a tremendous leader and i'm happy to see the progress therapists been made and this will help us move forward in a strategic way anything else you want to add? >> i want to acknowledge the comments about light rail and with respect to buses and we do
think we'll be able to achieve a lot of the performs we'll be able to get out of a rail system in terms of time and but true some people will feel like light rail is better but from the standpoint of liability we feel that buses can over the same opportunity and i as light rail. >> colleagues can we move this forward with a positive recommendation. >> thank you next item. >> introduction of new items this is an informational item. >> i want to say we've talked about transit systems there's the gary and fillmore intersection that has a tunnel in there and commissioner breed
has raised a lot of great suggestions in the project like supervisors before her and another supervisors in many ways the project has great profundities for better land use and entity and really addressing problems created by boulevards and freeways cars that cut different neighborhood in half like the fillmore district. commissioner breed couldn't be on meeting today but i suggest we start to develop a concept for the authority to discuss how the tradition inland use could be reimagined in that intersection for the city. i'm hoping we can move forward
especially people. divided like the african-american and asian-american community. any other comments colleagues. let's open this up for public comment. anyone wish to speak >> just to let you know imperative mary at last week's meeting it was decision they've taken no vote on it they didn't want this to go anywhere. they brought this up but no vote. so talk to your colleagues that were on the finance meeting and find out what went on lecturer and look at the minutes. thank you >> any other comments colleagues. like i said i'll say that my
staff and i have been in close communication with commissioners and we're doing our best to address the concerns and move forward on projects. so colleagues if there are no other questions can i close public comment? >> so let's close public comment. ms. chang any other business before us >> public comment. >> anyone from the public who would like to speak. public comment is closed >> and move for adjournment. >> thank you everyone.
>> i pledge allegiance to the flag to the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> would you call the roll. >> please do. president mazzucco. >> present. >> vice president marshall -- excuse me vice president. >> present. >> commissioner marshall. >> present. >> commissioner chan. >> present. >> commissioner dejesus is in route. commissioner kingsley. >> present. >> and commissioner loftus is excused. you have a quorum and also with us is the